Former Virginia basketball star Kyle Guy announced on Saturday afternoon the tragic passing of his grandfather from COVID-19.
Guy announced his grandfather passed away late Friday night after a battle with the widespread coronavirus. The former Virginia star also sent a message, urging all to take the current pandemic seriously and to not let the situation become a “wake up call.”
“Covid-19 took my grandpa last night,” Guy announced on Twitter. “Mortality is a tough pill to swallow. You used to live down the street, now you’re with us everyday. I beg you, don’t let this be your wake up call. Take this seriously and stay safe.”
Guy accompanied his tragic announcement with several pictures of him and his late grandpa. You can find his Twitter post below:
Covid-19 took my grandpa last night. Mortality is a tough pill to swallow. You used to live down the street, now you’re with us everyday ❤️ I beg you, don’t let this be your wake up call. Take this seriously & stay safe 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/AKbmj6P97p
— Kyle J Guy (@kylejguy) April 4, 2020
Kyle Guy is a Virginia hero. The 6-foot-3 guard led the Cavaliers to the 2019 National Championship where they escaped with a 85-77 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, winning the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award in the process.
After his triumphant college basketball finale, Guys has spent the last season with the Sacramento Kings on a two-way contract. He’s excelled for the Kings’ G-League affiliate, averaging 21.5 points and 4.8 assists per contest. He was a second-round pick by the New York Knicks, and then traded to Sacramento.
At this time though, basketball is the last thing on Guy’s mind. We’re certainly sending our thoughts to the Guy family during this difficult family tragedy.